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Buffalo-made Bak USA launches new device for students

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Mobile computers made in Buffalo, by Bak USA, are now available through Microsoft Direct across the U.S. and Canada. The new partnership coincides with the launch of Bak's newest product geared for young students.

  
Bak USA, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, Christian Bak says, partnering with industry giant Microsoft 18 months after opening in the former Sheehan Memorial Hospital is a dream come true.
    
"It's exactly why we were founded - why we chose Buffalo in the first place. We really wanted to give voice to communities outside of the traditional technology scene," Bak said.

The company's spent the past several months working with other industry leaders including Intel, and local schools, to come up with the new Atlas 12. Bak says, it can be used as a laptop or a tablet. Features include an 8 hour battery for a full day of school for K-12 students. 

"We consider it sort of mobile lab. So there's a microscope built in, there's a temperature probe that you can attach. You can actually run experiments. There's a handle so you can take it with you on field trips - eliminating the need for backpacks. Just a lot of small little features that I think are going to make a big difference in how students can use these devices," Bak said.  

And it's rugged enough to survive being dropped. He encourages teachers looking to experiment to contact BAK USA.

"And we'll open our doors and bring those kids in here. Teach them how those devices are made. Teach them about all the possibilities that exist with this device versus some other devices that may be on the market. And then empower that teacher to take all that knowledge back in to the classroom and then really make their lesson plan meaningful," Bak said.  More information about the Atlas 12 is available here.

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